Port of Spain Landmarks

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Port of Spain is not the type of town you can explore fully on foot. You'll really want to have a tour guide or a vehicle to get you around simply because there is just so much to see. This town embodies all things as the seat of government, center of culture, and all around busy port city, so be prepared to spend your time hopping from historic homes to museums and back again.

Museums

National Museum & Art Gallery

If you like to learn about other places and cultures, you might want to visit a museum during your time in Port of Spain. To read complete information concerning each museum, try clicking on the name.

A common landmark for vacationers is National Museum & Art Gallery. It is found in Port of Spain. The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and on Sundays from 2:00 p.m.

Many travelers also choose to visit Central Bank Money Museum. It is located within downtown Port of Spain. The Money Museum has three main rooms that will take visitors through three different topics. The first room deals with money in general, and how it has evolved around the world from simple stones to gold, and today to paper currency, debit and credit cards, and completely electronic currency.

Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection: You can typically tour the property between 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The following chart has a few details concerning some available museums in and around Port of Spain.

Museums In and Around Port of Spain
Name Phone Location
Angostura Museum and Barcant Butterfly Collection (868) 623-1841 ext. 255 4.2 mi. East of Central Port of Spain
Central Bank Money Museum (868) 625-2601 ext. 2151 Downtown Port of Spain
Chaguaramas Military History & Aerospace Museum (868) 634-4391 5.6 mi. West-Northwest of Central Port of Spain
National Museum & Art Gallery (868) 623-5941 0.7 mi. North of Downtown Port of Spain

Historical Sites

Stollmeyer's Castle

Enjoy exploring the historical roots of places you visit? If that's the case, you might want to visit one or two of these historical sites while on vacation in Port of Spain.

A landmark worth visiting is President's House. It is located in Port of Spain. While the President's House serves as the private residence of the president of Trindad and Tobago, it also has an official capacity as well. From the neighboring Botanical Gardens, visitors can view the house whenever they choose.

Another option is Fort Picton. It's a historical site on the outskirts of Port of Spain. Built by the British in 1797 fearing an imminent invasion by France or Spain, Fort Picton was the solution. The island's governor hoped that this single fort would be enough to hold off the other European empires.

Stollmeyer's Castle: The building is currently unopened to the public, but tourists can view it from the outside.

Take a moment to look through the following chart to learn more about historical sites in the area.

Historic Sites In Port of Spain
Name Phone Location
Fort George (868) 639-3970 2.1 mi. North of Central Port of Spain
Fort Picton -- 1.0 mi. East of Downtown Port of Spain
Hayes Court -- Downtown Port of Spain
President's House (868) 624-1261 1.6 mi. North of Downtown Port of Spain
Stollmeyer's Castle -- 1.5 mi. North-Northwest of Downtown Port of Spain

Miscellaneous Landmarks

Guests will explore some other intriguing attractions in and near the area.

The following chart shows a few details concerning other kinds of sites of interest to vacationers.

Miscellaneous Landmarks In and Around Port of Spain
Name Type Location
Brian Lara Promenade Tourist Attraction Downtown Port of Spain
Espalon Point Lighthouse 8.9 mi. West of Central Port of Spain
St. Vincent Jetty Range Rear Lighthouse Downtown Port of Spain

Fortunately, you'll find plenty of other kinds attractions available. Go to this extended discussion about even more attractions if you'd like to find out additional specifics.

 

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